Don’t be speaking healing one minute and doubt or worry the next.
When you are believing God for healing, whether it be for yourself or for someone else, how you talk is of vital importance. But it is the one thing that most people seem to see as totally irrelevant. So why does how we talk and what we are saying matter? Well firstly because our words carry power, Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue“. Secondly, our words reveal what is in our heart (Matthew 12:34). So don’t be speaking healing one minute and doubt or worry the next. Maybe there have been times when you have prayed for healing or confessed healing scriptures in faith, but then the doubts have crept in and you have spoken phrases such as: “I still feel pretty sick” or, “Well, I hope they’ll be OK – but…..“. Even if the symptoms appear to get worse, that is NOT a reason to start speaking negatively. Negative talk is the language of hell and there is NEVER a reason to speak negatively in any circumstance.
Healing is all about faith.
The bottom line is that you need to be convinced that it is always God’s will to heal, because if you are not fully convinced it will be all too easy for the doubts to creep in. The reason that this matters is because healing is all about faith. Look at these examples, which show the vital role that faith plays in divine healing:
- “The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up” (James 5:15)
- “And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole” (Mark 5:34)
- “Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour” (Matthew 8:13)
Maybe right now, even as you read this, you are believing God for healing but still experiencing symptoms. You must get this truth into your head: speaking only faith concerning healing is of absolute importance. Why? Because faith and doubt cannot operate at the same time. If you are praying for healing, but also voicing your doubts and concerns to whoever will listen, your doubts will override whatever faith you had when you prayed. There are those who will argue that doubt is perfectly natural and that God understands, but that is not what James said in James 1:6-8:
“When you ask for something, don’t have any doubts. A person who has doubts is like a wave that is blown by the wind and tossed by the sea. A person who has doubts shouldn’t expect to receive anything from the Lord. A person who has doubts is thinking about two different things at the same time and can’t make up his mind about anything“
Speaking in faith is NOT lying.
If you want to receive healing, you must be fully convinced of God’s will to always heal whoever comes to Him in faith.”Well, that’s all well and good Matthew, but if someone asks me how am I, am I supposed to lie?“. No, you’re not supposed to lie. Let’s say you have prayed, believed that God has healed you and then someone asks how you are, but you actually feel much the same as before, or maybe even worse. The ideal answer would be, “By Jesus’ stripes I was healed“, but it would depend on who you’re talking to. If the person is not likely to understand what you’re talking about, an alternative answer would be something like, “I’m doing great thanks“. But this is not lying. You are speaking words of faith, based on what the Bible says. Remember that God called Abraham, the ‘father of many nations’, when he was childless – was God lying? Of course not, and for the same reason neither would you be. Speaking in faith, based on what God has already said in the Bible, is NOT lying.
Sympathy is overrated.
There is often the temptation to tell people how we feel, because the sympathy they give can feel comforting. But the truth is sympathy is not going to help you. The sickness, disease or whatever it is will still be there. Sympathy is overrated – there is power in empathy, there is no power in sympathy. So don’t give in to the temptation to share your woes with everyone, keep your mouth shut and speak only words of faith. If you slip up and find yourself speaking doubt, quietly rebuke those words and declare that they are rendered null and void. One of the biggest cons of the devil, is to convince us that words don’t matter – but don’t be fooled. Always be looking for the positive thing to say, focus on the positive, not on the negative. Believe for things to change, based on the word of God – speak out what the Bible has to say concerning healing and you will see results. God has already declared: “The promise that I make does not return to me, having accomplished nothing” (Isaiah 55:11, New English Translation). When you speak in faith, coming into agreement with what God has already said through the Bible, those words will always produce results. In Jeremiah 1:12, God says, “I am watching over my word to perform it” (New Revised Standard Version). The results may not always come overnight, but the results will come – provided that you continue to speak in faith until the results manifest.
Prevention is better than cure.
Ultimately it is better to live in divine health, rather than needing to call upon divine healing. As they say, prevention is better than cure. Living healed, rather than getting healed, should be our aim and in order to achieve this, we need to cut out certain phrases. For example:
- “I can’t hear you” – if repeated over a period of time, you will begin to experience hearing problems.
- “I should have brought a warmer coat, I’ll probably get ill now” – not if you keep your mouth shut you won’t! Train your body to expect to be well, not to expect to be sick. Be better prepared next time by all means, but don’t speak negatively when you cannot change a situation.
- “I always get ill this time of year” – yes, because you have kept saying it. Change what you say and you will change what you get, how about “I’m always well this time of year“?
Ask God to help you to change what you are saying and learn to speak only what is in agreement with His Word.
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